Publication: Information and Participation in Social Programs
Parker, Susan W.
Participation in social programs, such as clubs and other social organizations, results from a process in which an agent learns about the requirements, benefits, and likelihood of acceptance related to a program, applies to be a participant, and, finally, is accepted or rejected. The authors propose a model of this participation process and provide an application of the model using data from a social program in Mexico. Their empirical analysis illustrates that decisions at each stage of the process are responsive to expectations about the decisions and outcomes at the subsequent stages and that knowledge about the program can have a significant impact on participation outcomes.
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“Coady, David; Martinelli, César; Parker, Susan W.. 2013. Information and Participation in Social Programs. Policy Research Working Paper; No. 6319. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12168 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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